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In Georgia, can a workers’ compensation insurers lien be extinguished by a…

In Georgia, can a workers’ compensation insurers lien be extinguished by a settlement agreement between the injured employee and the wrongdoer with language that the settlement does not fully and completely compensate the employee for his/her injuries?

The answer is no. In Georgia, a release and settlement agreement between an injured employee and a third party wrongdoer that contains language that the payment by the wrongdoer to the injured employee does not fully and completely compensate the injured employee for his/her injuries does not extinguish the workers’ compensation insurance company’s lien on the settlement for the workers’ compensation benefits paid to the employee for the accident which the settlement covered. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss the facts of your case with a lawyer.

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